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January 22, 2013
MARSDAILY
Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars
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The subsurface environment on Mars may hold clues to the origin of life, scientists argue in a recently published research article led by Planetary Science Institute's Joseph Michalski. A large fraction of the life on Earth may exist as microbes deep underground on our home planet. The same could have been true in the past on Mars. "Recent results produced by several authors using data from the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars instrument aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbite ... read more
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MARSDAILY

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop
Opportunity is on the inboard edge of "Cape York" on the rim of Endeavour Crater, now engaged in in-situ (contact) science investigation of veins in the light-toned outcrop "Whitewater Lake," a plac ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket
Aerojet has announced that its AJ26 engine successfully completed a hot fire test this evening at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Orbital Sciences Corporation (ORB), Aerojet and NASA monitored the full ... more
EXO WORLDS

Glitch has space telescope shut down
NASA says its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has been shut down to a precautionary "safe mode" due to problems with its orientation mechanism. ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE

Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes
The Russian Defence Ministry will start testing advanced hypersonic missiles in the coming summer. At present, Russia is conducting research in several areas of developing hypersonic technology, but ... more


OUTER PLANETS

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch
It's been seven years since New Horizons' launch on Jan. 19, 2006, and our spacecraft remains healthy and on course. We're more than halfway between the orbits of Uranus and Neptune. In fact, we're ... more
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MARSDAILY

Martian Crater May Once Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake
A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the Red Planet's early evolution. The new information comes from ... more
SATURN DAILY

Titan Gets a Dune "Makeover"
Titan's siblings must be jealous. While most of Saturn's moons display their ancient faces pockmarked by thousands of craters, Titan - Saturn's largest moon - may look much younger than it really is ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US must 'destroy' jihadists in Iraq, Syria: ex-general

Israeli strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza

Lebanon army arrests Arab-Israeli infiltrator: security

Military Sealift command contracts logistics services

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Iran denies linking Iraq role to Western sanctions

British arbitration tribunal backs up Raytheon

STATION NEWS

ISS to get inflatable module
The International Space Station's American segment will receive an inflatable module in 2015. NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity ... more
LAUNCH PAD

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds
Arianespace's Payload preparations for Arianespace's year-opening Ariane 5 mission are in full swing, with this upcoming flight's two telecommunications relay platforms - Amazonas 3 and Azerspace/Af ... more
MARSDAILY

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake
A US spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life, NASA said Sunday. ... more
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SPACE TRAVEL

An Astronaut's Guide
Humans make rather poor beasts of burden. Fortunately, nowadays heavy loads are pretty much relegated to machines, saving our spines for recreational activities like donning backpacks and heading in ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013
Since its debut in 2010, the Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference has rapidly become the largest gathering of suborbital researchers and educators in the world, providing an invaluable ... more
24/7 News Coverage
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Neanderthals and humans interacted for thousands of years

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Microbes can create dripstones

Freeways as fences, trapping the mountain lions of Los Angeles

ROBO SPACE

Robofish Grace glides with the greatest of ease
A high-tech robotic fish hatched at Michigan State University has a new look. A new skill. And a new name. MSU scientists have made a number of improvements on the fish, including the ability to gli ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign
The HISPASAT Amazonas 3 satellite for Arianespace's first Ariane 5 mission of 2013 has arrived in French Guiana, marking the start of payload preparations for this year-opening dual-passenger flight ... more
ROBO SPACE

Game on: European student codes reach ISS
Operating droids in space was no obstacle for a German-Italian alliance to reach the finish line of the Zero Robotics tournament. The European winners commanded mini-robots to dodge virtual dust clo ... more
ROBO SPACE
Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign

Suborbital Space Research and Education Conference Scheduled for June 2013

First Ariane 5 Launch For 2013 Ready With Two Birds


ROBO SPACE
Possible Clues to Ancient Subsurface Biosphere on Mars

US scientists find evidence of ancient Martian lake

Opportunity Investigating Light-toned Veins in Rock Outcrop


ROBO SPACE
US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by


ROBO SPACE
The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Halfway Between Uranus and Neptune, New Horizons Cruises On

ENERGY TECH

Fusion helped by collision science
An international team of physicists has calculated the efficiency of a reaction involving an incoming electron kicking out an electron from the metal beryllium (Be) or its hydrogen compound molecule ... more
STATION NEWS

Competition Hopes To Fine Tune ISS Solar Array Shadowing
TopCoder has announced the Longeron Shadowing Optimization Challenge, a $30,000, open to the public competition, to make the energy-gathering solar arrays of the International Space Station (ISS) mo ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Africasat-1a to launch on first Ariane 5 launch in 2013
Pre-launch checkout is now underway in French Guiana with Azerspace/Africasat-1a, which is one of two satellite passengers to be orbited on Arianespace's first flight in 2013 with its workhorse heav ... more
EXO LIFE

Russian scientists get first ice samples from Antarctic Lake Vostok
Russian scientists have obtained first ice samples from Lake Vostok, a huge body of liquid water buried under the Antarctic ice. The scientists presume that the ice from the lake may have special ph ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Organic photovoltaic cells of the future

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Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles

Ferroelectric Materials Suffer Unexpected Electric Polarizations

Researchers inspired by marine life to design camouflage systems

Paper offers insights into new class of semiconductors

New tool makes a single picture worth a thousand images

MARSDAILY

Mars image suggests ancient water flow

SPACE TRAVEL

Mathematical breakthrough sets out rules for more effective teleportation

ROBO SPACE

Nexter joins robot development business

IRON AND ICE

Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis

MOON DAILY

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

STATION NEWS

ESA workhorse to power NASA's Orion spacecraft

MARSDAILY

Choosing the right people to go to Mars

DRAGON SPACE

China to launch 20 spacecrafts in 2013

MARSDAILY

ChemCam follows the 'Yellowknife Road' to Martian wet area

TIME AND SPACE

A rock is a clock: Physicist uses matter to tell time

Russia to Launch Lunar Mission in 2015

NASA Mars Rover Preparing to Drill Into First Martian Rock

NASA, Bigelow Officials to Discuss ISS Expandable Module

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Embassy Gathers Elite Group of Space Policy Chiefs

Mars rover readies first rock drilling

NASA's Robotic Refueling Demo Set to Jumpstart Expanded Capabilities in Space

NASA Engineers Resurrect And Test Mighty F-1 Engine Gas Generator

Life possible on extrasolar moons

Orion Teamwork Pays Off

ECAPS signs contract with Skybox for complete propulsion system

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout

Unilever Buys 22 Flights On XCOR Lynx Suborbiter For AXE Campaign

Iran renews plan to send monkey into space: reports

Russia plans replacement for Soyuz rocket

Robot Spheres in zero-gravity action

Bacteria In Rio Tinto Could Be Like Those On Mars

Opportunity Heading Toward Light-Toned Veins

Mars One announces requirements for Red Planet colonists

Roscosmos Releases Report On Proton Launch Anomaly

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